Season 2020

JUNE 2020

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Powderkeg Players One Act Play #pkp1ap 2020 are coming in June!

The Dog by Brendan Cowell – directed by George Benca

Foreign Bodies by Andy Harmsen – directed by George Benca

Fire Exit by Stacie Lents – directed by Gemma Francis

The Dog – Written by Brendan Cowell (Rueben Guthrie). This is a story about an odd couple of housemates. Ben (a depressed writer) and Marcus (hipster dating app designer), the terrier they co-own and the woman they encounter in a London park.

Foreign Bodies – Set in a hotel room in Mumbai, retired American porn star, Arizona Snow, awaits the arrival of Martin, a young Australian journalist, to discuss her recent New York Times bestseller.

Fire Exit – Everybody at Westfeild High School thinks they know what happened the day of the fire.  Fire exit opens in teh aftermath as the community faces what appears to be a prank gone wrong.  But as the kids and adults open up about their lives through a series of poignant and often funny monologues, Fire Exit is a powerful ensemble piece that proves things, and people, aren’t always what they seem.

Friday June 5th to Saturday June 13th

SEPTEMBER 2020

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Following our One Act Play season in June, we’re excited to announce our September production of The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh. Directed by Samuel Chappel

The Pillowman tells the story of Katurian, a writer of short stories that often depict violence against children, who has been arrested by two detectives, Ariel and Tupolski, because some of his stories resemble recent child murders.

When he hears that his brother Michal has confessed to the murders and implicated Katurian, he resigns himself to being executed but attempts to save his stories from destruction. The play contains both narrations and re-enactments of several of Katurian’s stories.

We welcome to Sunshine for the first time, award winning director Samuel Chappel for a season opening 5th September 2020.

NOVEMBER 2020

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Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette

Our annual family show is back for 2020!

Charlotte’s Web tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte.

When Wilbur is in danger of being slaughtered by the farmer, Charlotte writes messages praising Wilbur in her web in order to persuade the farmer to let him live.

Charlotte’s Web is considered a classic of children’s literature, enjoyable to adults as well as children.  The book is listed as the best-selling children’s paperback of all time.

Every year our family show, with kids and adults performing gets bigger and bigger and this year will be bigger than ever.  Season opening November 20th 2020.

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